General

The RéVolution is here

Introducing the RéVolution, a new ski from GOODE that delivers improved performance through breakthroughs in construction design, new carbon fibers and an advanced resin system. The result is a ski that provides a quicker, more progressive rebound, is more durable and weighs a quarter pound less than any other GOODE to date.

The enhancements drastically improve the consistency and overall performance of a shape whose winning lineage includes a Big Dawg Championship and multiple U.S. National titles, including Brian Detrick’s Open Mens slalom victory in 2016.

“This shape is a proven winner, but through a two-year R&D process we’ve been able to increase top-end performance as well as user friendliness and predictability,” said Dave Goode, founder and president of GOODE Skis.

A new advanced internal construction process features an internal backbone running from the tail of the ski to the top of the tunnel. This feature leads to a more progressive “wind up and wind down” out of the turn and into the first wake.

“The way the ski flexes into and rebounds out of the turn is one of the most important performance aspects in slalom ski design,” says Goode. “If the ski takes too long to rebound back to shape, you lose cross-course speed. But if it rebounds too quickly and in a jerky-jerky motion, the ski can be very inconsistent. The RéVolution’s flex and rebound is quicker than any other ski we’ve ever made, but it does so in a very smooth way that leads to great performance that you can count on.”

Through a new carbon fiber resin system the engineers at GOODE were able to increase the durability of the ski while reducing weight, thereby increasing cross-course efficiency and decreasing drag – and the extra work associated with it. Additional features of the RéVolution include a water proof core and a refined and more forgiving torsional flex.

What top skiers are saying about the RéVolution:

“Stable, predictable and fast across course. This ski is effortless.” – Chad Scott

“It gets you wide like a big ski and takes angle like a small ski.
This is the best ski GOODE has ever built.” – Chet Raley

“The RéVolution requires 20 percent less effort cross course than any of my previous skis, getting me to the buoy earlier and easier.” – Dave Miller

Learn more about the RéVolution here.

 

Bracket Challenge Final Four set

Two rounds in and the 2018 GOODE Bracket Challenge is going exactly the way its seeding would have predicted.

Round 3 (August) will feature Final Four match ups of No. 1 Regina Jaquess vs. No. 4 Chad Scott, and No. 2 Greg Badal vs. No. 3 Dave Miller.

Here’s how Round 2 (July) shook out:

1) Regina Jaquess – 4@41 (pending world record!)
8) Greg Sund – 1.5@41

4) Chad Scott – 1.5@41
12) Marc Shaw – 4@39

2) Greg Badal – 2@41
7) Chet Raley – 0.5@41

3) Dave Miller – 2@41
6) Kevin Bishop – 4@39

Online Fan Contest

In the online fan contest, only eight perfect brackets remain, down from 17 after the end of Round 1. Of those eight brackets, Regina and Greg were picked by three, while Chad and Dave by one each.

Regina Jaquess and Adam Sedlmajer set pending world records

Monday was a record-breaking day for Team GOODE as two of it’s skiers set pending world records at the July Heat tournament at the Isles of Lake Hancock in Winter Garden, Fla.

Regina Jaquess scored 4 buoys at 41 off on her XTR to top her own previous record of 3.5 at 41. If approved by the IWWF, it will be her eighth world slalom record. Her first was 1 at 41 off – tying fellow GOODE skier Kristi Overton-Johnson – back in 2009.

Adam Sedlmajer also improved upon his own world record, setting a pending Men’s Overall record after scoring 3 buoys at 41 feet off in slalom, 10,780 points in tricks and 217 feet in jumping.

A legend is reborn: Introducing the all-new 9970

Twenty-five years after revolutionizing water skiing with the first-ever carbon-fiber slalom ski, GOODE Skis is proud to announce the arrival of the 9970, the best-ever version of the legendary 9000 series that permanently etched the likes of Regina Jaquess, Jeff Rodgers, Kristi Overton-Johnson, Karina Nowlan, and Chris Parrish in the world record books.

“Everything we’ve learned about carbon construction and ski design over the past 25 years has gone into the 9970,” says Dave Goode, president and founder of GOODE Skis. “We knew we couldn’t bring the 9000 series back if this ski didn’t live up to the legendary legacy of the previous skis. That was something that was in the back of our minds throughout the development process.”

Designed with the 36 m.p.h. skier in mind but highly capable at all speeds, the 9970 capitalizes on a new construction method and newly sourced advanced carbon materials to weigh in at a mere 2.5 pounds on a 67-inch model – the lightest GOODE ever. Additional areas of design focus included a new rocker profile and a larger flat spot.

“The 9970 is very fast cross course and carries a lot of speed through the turn,” says Martin Kolman, GOODE’s newly added product manager, the world’s current No. 1 overall Men’s skier and a mid-41 off slalom skier. “The 9970 gets angle out of the turn like no other ski I’ve been on. It really wants to be ridden on an edge.”

The 9970 is narrower from the front binding to the tip than the GOODE XTR, a characteristic that allows skiers to carry more speed through the turn, something that 36 m.p.h. skiers, especially, will appreciate.

“Our skis have had unparalleled success at 34 m.p.h. over the last few years,” says Dave, “but I really wanted us to be a force again at the higher speed. The 9970 is a legendary ski, made better. It’s going to put us back on the map at 36.”

Learn more about the 9970 here.

Bracket Challenge Round 2 sets up intriguing match ups

Round 1 of the 2018 GOODE Bracket Challenge is complete and for the most part favorites advanced in orderly fashion.  The only lower seed to advance over a higher seed was No. 12 Marc Shaw who topped Kyle Tate, who did not ski in a tournament in June.

See June’s full results below and the updated brackets here.

The second round sets up a number of intriguing match-ups, including:

  • No. 1 seed Regina Jaquess vs. one of the hottest skiers in the world right now, Greg Sund. Regina is the Women’s slalom world record holder and three-time defending Women’s world slalom champion, while Greg is coming off a victory at the Big Dawg in Spain, two other Big Dawg top-four finishes and running 41 off twice in the same tournament in June.
  • No. 3 Dave Miller vs. No. 6 Kevin Bishop. Dave is a perennial threat in any 34mph competition and advanced to the finals of the Bracket Challenge last year. Kevin put up a big score of 2 buoys at 41 off at last month’s Big Dawg in Cedar Ridge, which tied him with Dave and another skier for the highest score of the weekend.

Online Fan Contest

In the online fan contest, 17 of the 219 entrants perfectly picked the first round, while 69 only had one error on their ledger.

Of the 17 perfect brackets so far, Dave Miller is the favorite as picked in eight brackets, with Greg Badal (4), Regina (3), Kevin (1), and Chad (1) all receiving nods.

Round 1 – June 2018

1) Regina Jaques 2@41
16) Jeff Surdej 3@38

8) Greg Sund 1@43
9) Jay Leach 1@41

5) Kyle Tate No tournament in June
12) Marc Shaw 3.5@39

4) Chad Scott 2@41
13) Bruce Dodd 4.5@39

2) Greg Badal 2.5@41
15) Todd Kuykendall 2@41

7) Chet Raley 0.5@41
10) Ben Favret No tournament in June

6) Kevin Bishop 2@41
11) Tim Huston No tournament in June

3) Dave Miller 2.5@41
14) Jeff Milford No tournament in June

Greg Sund wins Big Dawg Spain

Greg Sund and his XTR are on fire.

One weekend after running 41 off twice and after two top-four finishes at the year’s first two Big Dawg stops, Greg won the Big Dawg Spain stop at the Sesena Waterski Center in Sesena, Spain.

Greg topped Philippe Draux, 5 at 38 to 4 at 38, in the final round to claim the victory. He defeated Raoul Gabriel, Marc Shaw and Dani Teixidor in previous brackets to advance to the finals. Both Greg and fellow GOODE skier Jeremy Newby-Ricci scored 2 at 41 off in the preliminaries to log the second-highest scores behind Philippe’s 2.5 at 41.

Greg’s win, combined with Dave Miller’s victories at both the Okeeheelee and Cedar Ridge stops, means that all three Big Dawg stops in 2018 so far have been won on XTRs.

For complete Big Dawg Spain results, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Greg Sund runs 41 off on the GOODE XTR. Twice.

This past Saturday Greg Sund entered a very elite club by doing something that only a handful of skiers has ever done before in a tournament: running 41 off at 34 m.p.h.

And remarkably, he did it twice.

Riding his GOODE XTR, Greg ran 41 off in both the first and second rounds of the John’s Lake 117 tournament this past weekend in Wantage, NJ. While he ended both rounds with the same score of 1 at 43 off, during his second round he skied just inside two ball.

Click on the video above to see his second round 41- and 43-off passes.

Greg has been on a tear lately, advancing to the Final Four at both the Okeeheelee and Cedar Ridge Big Dawg stops in 2018.

Team GOODE skiers podium at the Junior U.S. Open

Griffin Stange (l), Ali Garcia and the Girls slalom podium, and Dylan Smith (r)

Multiple GOODE skiers landed on the podium at last weekend’s Junior U.S. Open Water Ski Championships at Ski Chaste Lake in Axis, Ala.

Anna Gay took second in Junior Womens slalom and first-place in overall, while Ali Garcia placed third in Girls slalom after coming up a bit short in a three-way runoff for first place.

On the Men’s side, Griffin Stange placed second in Boys slalom, while Dylan Smith finished in a third-place tie in Junior Men slalom.

For full results click here, and here for the online webcast archives.

Brando Caruso takes gold at the Mediterranean Games

Brando Caruso (Italy) won the gold medal in Mens slalom at the 2018 Mediterranean Games, held June 23-24, at Marina Port Tarraco in Tarragona, Spain.

Fellow Team GOODE skier Aris Techoueyres (Greece) finished fourth, while in the Womens slalom event Alice Bagnoli (Italy) placed fifth.  Greece’s Stella Anastasi, who is only 14 years old, finished an impressive seventh.

For full results, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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